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Live Chess Improvements Today!

Hot on the heels of our round-up of site changes from last month, we're starting July with a bang... with some great enhancements to Live Chess!


New Sounds! Several of the sounds in the recent update were not so great, so we've replaced some of the less popular sound effects. (In particular, the new sounds for game-start and game-over are MUCH better.)


Improved premove and fast-move animation!

A better experience for observers and followers! Observers can now rotate the board, and if you're following a player who is playing black, you automatically see the board from their perspective.


You can now cancel rematch requests! (The rematch button changes to "Cancel" while you are waiting for your opponent to respond.)


We also implemented some smaller improvements to the interface, suspicious-play monitoring, & the Live game archive. FYI: To see your game archive within Live's Full Client, just click on your username at the top of the screen and select "View Game Archive." This also works if you click on other players' usernames. If you always want to see the "Archive" tab, you can enable it in the "Tabs" area within Live Settings. Changes here include a new "Finished" column and some bug-fixes.

That's it!


Happy 4th of July!

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  • 22 months ago


    Thanks for all the improvements.  In particular I appreciate the Cancel Rematch, it was annoying for me.

  • 22 months ago


    The sounds don't work!!?

  • 22 months ago


    one quick question. i play live chess via my cell phone (htc legend), how do i invite an opponent to rematch after a game? is it event possible? 

    any information will be greatly appreciated. have a nice day! :)

  • 22 months ago


    Would you please port all these new sounds to the iPad app?

  • 22 months ago


    in bullet chess.com feels slow compared to chesscube ,showing only oppenents last move would be better than showing both sides

  • 22 months ago


    try fixing the online chess sounds too. they are still using the old sounds

  • 22 months ago


    Happy 5th of July. 

  • 22 months ago


    I think you should make sound sets that we can change (like in chesscube), at least for premium...

  • 22 months ago


    Nice! Always great to see something like that

  • 22 months ago


    Thanks for improving chess.com!

  • 22 months ago


    About time a 50 move draw can be claimed isnt it? Just lost a game on time not long ago due to this.

  • 22 months ago

    FM VPA

    Congrats for making chess.com more colourfulKiss

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